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, and also struck a cord with you and many cnn viewers all over the world. masked men came to his home one day and dowsed him with kerosene and set him on fire. hard to imagine something like that could happen in the world today, but it did. and the story is much more about strength and healing and about cruelty and courage and a boy that literally rose up from ashes. he was a 4-year-old that loved to ride his bicycle. as 2006 drew to a close, yousiff was starting kindergarten and eager to learn. >> he used to say i want to be a doctor. he definitely in terms of his parents was somebody that they hoped would go farther than they did in life. they will say that themselves, we want our son to go places that we could not even dream of. >> they did not dare travel far in baghdad. like many parents, his mother and father kept him close to home. in hopes that keeping him safe. on january 15th, a monday, yousiff was just outside the front door eating chips and playing. his father was at work. his mother was inside their small home. yousiff's father took him here to the hospital. doctors at the ho
for about nearly eight months. he happened to be in a store where he heard about cnn, was told that perhaps cnn could help. >> reporter: just going to the cnn bureau in baghdad, youssif's father was risking his life. youssif's father returned to the cnn bureau four times before a producer, mohammed, had time to see him. for his safety, we aren't showing his face, either. >> he showed me the first picture of youssif before the incident, and that smile, i couldn't help myself but to cry. i said, oh, my god, this is your son before the incident. i run with this picture to arwa and arwa also was like in the middle of something busy. i said, arwa, leave everything, look to this picture. >> and for us, that was it. we were going to do this story, if only for the sole reason of trying to get this kid help. i was actually really nervous the day before the story went out on tv and then we did a web version of it. i sensed, i thought there would be some sort of a reaction but i didn't know if it would be enough to actually get the family help. i remember the e-mail responses beginning to come to the
as well at cnn.com/podcast. i'll take your questions. we'll have a conversation with you about this. i'll continue to twitter as well all of the observations here on the ground. stay with us, a lot more. but for now, more news on cnn. >>> sanjay, thank you. if you are waking up in the new orleans quarters, look at here. it was five years ago today katrina changed the lives for people in new orleans. mississippi, and dozens of ceremonies planned today to mark the celebration. and then one of many memorizations. >>> also, speaking of the 33 miners trapped underground, we are hearing from the rescue cre crews, and we will have more on the option b for you. this is "cnn sunday morning" it's 8:00 a.m. in atlanta, and 5:00 a.m. in san diego. good morning to all of you. i am brook baldwin. and t. j. holmes gets the day off. >>> three people in the northeast have been made sick by this tainted beef. in omaha nebraska a church that sometimes demonstrates at the funerals of fallen heroes, they are getting hit with pepper spray. they have a person in custody who faces a long list of charges. and
any part of today's show, check out my podcast, cnn.com/podcasting. set your dvr 7:30 a.m. eastern weekends. more news on cnn starts right now. >>> hello, everybody, from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is cnn "cnn sunday morning" for august 8th. i am t. j. holmes. >> i am kate bolduan. we have a lot of news, so let's get to it. more trouble out of the korean peninsula. north koreans have seized a south korean fishing boat. in march, north korea was accused of torpedoing a south korean ship killing some. combat operations in iraq are now in the hands of the iraqi army. the u.s. army formerly handed over operations yesterday. the 64,000 american troops there now will be cut to 50,000 by september 1st. >>> landslides triggered by heavy rain killed 127 people in northwest china. the water level rose more than three feet every five minutes. those that got to safety are stranded on roof tops waiting for ground. >>> state police now asking for your help, anybody's help in identifying -- trying to track down these two men. the two escaped nine days ago from a prison in arizona. p
information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >>> right now on cnn, the devastation is unfathomable. thousands are dead, and the ones who survived pakistan's floods are in desperate need. a report tonight you need to see. >>> this is what happens when racing goes wrong, eight people are dead. many more are injured. now federal investigators are trying to figure out what happened off road in a california desert. >>> reading, writing, arithmetic no more. it's a whole new world like an alarm clock shaking your kid out of the bed. what all the cool kids need to head back to class. >>> hello, everyone, i'm don lemon. short and sweet. the first family already back in d.c. after a weekend get away to the gulf coast. the white house was hoping this trip would encourage recovery in the region after the massive oil disaster there. but as ed henry tells us u our chief white house correspondent, much of the attention on this trip was stolen by the comments the president made exclusively to cnn. >> reporter: don, the president wrapped up this quick vacation on the gulf coast with
a new emergency contraception pill that can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex. from the cnn center, this is cnn "cnn sunday morning." i am t. j. holmes, and i am glad you can start your sunday morning with us this morning. and then the armed forces network, glad you can see us this morning. and buffalo police made an arrest in yesterday's restaurant shooting that killed four people, but turns out the shooter may still be on the loose. our affiliate, wgrz says the man in custody may be the wrong guy and charges against him could be dropped. keep it here. we are keeping a close eye on this story. >>> and also, national guards find another battle when they get home. finding work. we are looking at one man's search and the decision he ended up making. >>> and then the debate over same-sex marriage. some say if they are legal they could pump $16 million into the economy. we are looking into that. let me get back to a big story we are keeping an eye on. six people dead and several others injured after the off-road race in california. this is part of the mdr, it's called the mojave
information on the egg recall itself, as a whole, including packaging numbers, go to cnn.com/health. >>> an issue that's been generating a whole lot of debate for weeks got even more intense today. opponents and supporters of a planned islamic center near new york's ground zero face off in the streets. cnn national correspondent, susan candiotti is there and joins us live with what happened. seuss snn. >> hi, fredricka. clearly it's a controversy with no end in sight and rain didn't keep either group from expressing their views today. both sides were kept about a block away from each other and could not see each other. about 450 people showed up to protest the proposed islamic center and mosque, saying two blocks away and around the corner from ground zero is too close. >> if they built it uptown, i'd have no no problem with it, believe it or not. i would have a small problem, but definitely not down here. it's just too close to ground zero. >> i think the people that are backing it, are funding it, are actually in cahoots with the terrorists. i think they're not people p
tuned now for more news on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, i am t. j. holmes. an off-road race in the mojave desert, a vehicle plows into a crowd. more of that in a second. >>> also, the picture a lot of people wanted. the president on vacation in the gulf. i'll be it, brief, but it could have an impact on the tourism in the gulf coast, and we'll talk more about the president's travels and where he will be next. >>> first, the story out of california. the pictures are a bit chilling. this is happening in lucerne valley. you see the vehicles going by, and the crowd here. the third one that will come by, the white one is the one that goes off road. listen. >> oh! >> hey, everybody off the track! wave them down! wave them down! >> you hear the crowd react and hear somebody saying "wave them down" telling the other vehicles to stop. you see the white one going over the hill and into the crowd killing six people and several others injured. this does not look like -- this may look like a bunch of guys getting together on the weekend for a race, but these are
>>> good morning, everybody, from the cnn center. this is "cnn saturday morning" for this august 7th, i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm kate baldoun. thanks for starting your day with us. >> we need to start with sad and breaking news out of afghanistan this morning. word of at least two americans who have been killed there along with others. we're not talking about soldiers this time. even though, yes, we have in the past couple of months seen the increase in soldier deaths there but we are talking t people who were there for international aid mission. at least two, could possibly be more. we're waiting to get word. this is a fast-moving story. foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is in kabul for us. hello to you. tell us what we know. we know these are fast-moving developments. this story likely to change throughout the day. >> reporter: it is, t.j. and what is likely to change is exactly how many people were killed and what nationalities. but we do believe from everything that we are hearing from various sources that there were ten people who were killed. and just a few minutes ag
>>> right now on cnn an exclusive interview with president obama in the gulf of mexico. he got in the water and waded into a controversy over the mosque near ground zero. cnn is the only place you will hear it. one hateful word that causes so much pain and anger spouted from the mouth of a national radio host, leaving black and white americans to wonder if it's ever okay to use the dreaded n-word. we'll talk. >>> and the most famous white house social secretary ever, desiree rogers, talks candidly with me about the people who crashed her party and nearly her career. now she has a new job and a new attitude. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. come on in, the water's fine. that's the message from president obama down in the gulf of mexico. he's on a short vacation tonight with the first lady and their daughter sasha, after months of oil flowing into the waters. in an exclusive interview with cnn, the president is wading deeper into the controversy over the plan to build a mosque and community center near ground zero. it's gotten so much attention that just in the last few
new orleans is all the way back. all the way. >> reporter: and cnn white house correspondent dan lothian traveled with the president here to new orleans. dan, how important was it that the president, he came to new orleans on this fifth anniversary of hurricane katrina. >> reporter: well, it's very important because there are some people here who believe the rest of the nation had simply forgotten about the victims of katrina, that they've gotten a katrina fatigue, so they felt it was very important for the president to come here and, again, shine the national spotlight, if you will, on the continuing recovery effort. now, it's interesting because the president, the last time he came here, was then senator obama, talked about the neglect of the federal government. today, he was very much again criticizing the bush administration for what he said was the shameless breakdown in the government that left a lot of people alone. president obama reassuring the residents of not only new orleans but also the gulf region that his administration is committed to the long-term recovery of the
two? talk about getting all balled up, jeanne moos, cnn, new york opinion. >> controversy is just nuts. i can't believe it. that's it for me. kyra is back soon. that's it for me. randi kaye, good to have you here in atlanta. >>> we will take it from here. the big stories for tuesday, august 3rd. >> have we forgotten what happened at 9/11? >> and maybe if a mosque were -- >> raw emotion over a mosque just blocks from 9/11's ground zero. this morning new york city says the project can go forward. >>> bp expected to begin sealing the busted oil well but will the company help out of work fisherman swimming with anger and rage. >> he's drinking and smoking more when we're trying to quit. he takes it out on us in general. we do something that would make him upset and all of the other stress is piling on top of that and he blows up. >> kperts call this young american heir apparent to osama bin laden. part two of the story. >> what makes him most scary? its adapting best business practices to terrorist processes. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye in for tony harris. those stories and
in washington. let's get going from the cnn center. this is "cnn saturday morning." it is 10:00 a.m. right here in atlanta. 9:00 a.m. in new orleans. ser7:00 a.m. in san diego. i'm brooke baldwin. t.j. holmes gets the morning off. busy morning coming up over the course of the next 90 minutes, talking hurricane season. look with me. the season already heating up. talking d.e.f. danielle, earl maybe even fiona. reynolds wolf tracking that. we'll talk to reynolds. also -- hang on. making omelets for breakfast? new questions about those salmonella tainted eggs pap congresswoman says critical time was lost in warning the public of the danger, and she wants answers. out in california, inmates are rig rioting. guards opening fire. folsom prison. the latest from that. but the big story we're on this hour here at cnn, conservative talk show host glenn beck. he's holding this, many are saying, controversial rally in washington, d.c. today. beautiful washington monument there. perfect day for a rally, i'm told, in d.c., and it's being held, the historic steps of the lincoln mel moral. that very same spot
-called ground zero mosque can go ahead as planned. it's a cnn exclusive. >>> did you know there is a right way and a wrong way to conduct your next doctor's visit? our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is here with the secrets your doctor won't tell you. she is here to empower you this hour. >>> and arguably the most well known white house social secretary in history, talking about desiree rogers, she joins me in a few minutes to talk about her new high profile job. her old one with the obamas and the state dinner everyone remembers. and she probably wants to forget. >>> hello everyone. i'm don lemon. clean, safe, and open for business is what president obama is saying about beaches on the gulf coast after months of oil leaking into the water. to prove it he is there now with the first lady and daughter sasha on a short vacation. the president explains why he supports the right of muslims to build a mosque and community center near ground zero. our senior white house correspondent mr. ed henry is in panama city, florida right now where it looks to be pretty nice weather there. ed, y
was really trying to clarify ever so slightly what he said last night when he said today to cnn that basically he was not commenting on the wisdom of this particular project, the construction of the mosque and the muslim community center. we'll see if that's good enough for critics but he is trying to draw a distinction there that he is just talking broadly about the principle of religious freedom but is not weighing in directly on this mosque. of course people on the ground there in new york who were upset about it think even by extension even though he is talking broadly about the principle of religious freedom he is wading in and essentially supporting this project so the debate will continue. >> that's really interesting because we talked earlier about how some democrats were really walking a fine line and not talking about the merits of the situation, that they were kind of talking about whether they should even have an opinion on the matter because it might be a local matter. but it really does seem to be almost a very nuanced kind of hair-splitting clarification that he's
>>> hey there everybody from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is "cnn sunday morning" for the 8th day of august, i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm kate baldwin. >> a special salute to our military men and women watching us this hour from the armed forces network from around the world. >>> out of iraq, major milestone today. and also what we're getting out of afghanistan, a breaking news story about the americans who were killed, those volunteers killed, that medical team, hearing from the wife of one of the victims, we'll keep you updated. >>> we'll get to some of the top stories we're going to be watching this morning. when wounded soldiers return home, that's actually turned to iraq, combat operations are now in the hand of the iraqi army. the u.s. formally handed over operations yesterday. the ceremony included mocked maneuvers by iraqi troops and detonating fake explosives. the 64,000 troops will be cut to 50,000 by september 1st. >>> landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 127 people in northwest china and the chinese government says about 2,000 more are still m
blitzer. join us weekdays from 5 to 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn and at this time every weekend on cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. >>> right now on cnn, the president speaks only to us about his nauts on the controversial mosque near ground zero. a cnn exclusive. >>> pictures of the president and his daughter taking a dip in the gulf of mexico, even as some still worry. water might not be safe. >>> and what would you say if you could say anything you wanted to about race and the dreaded "n" word. here's your chance and mine to do it. the most honest conversation on this subject so far is about to happen right now. all thanks to dr. laura. hello, i'm don lemon. clean, safe and opened for business. that's what president obama is saying about the beaches on the gulf coast after months of oil leaking into the water. and to prove it, he's there right now with the first lady and his daughter, sacha, on a short vacation. and in an exclusive interview with cnn, the president explains why he supports the rights of muslim to built a mosque and a community center near gr
, including packaging numbers, go to cnn.com/health. coming up in a few minutes here on cnn, expert advice from the fda commissioner margaret hamburg herself. i'm going to ask her about if egg recall as well as the safety of seafood in the gulf of mexico and other issues as well. want to turn our attention now to new york. that proposed islamic community center and mosque in lower manhattan. it really stir passions on both sides. supporters and opponents rally ad block from each other. not far from gunshot wound zero. islamic cler pick behind the proposed billion is in the middle east on a good will tour sponsored by the u.s. state department in a newspaper interview, he says he feels the controversy is a positive thing that will lead to a better understands of islam. the associated press has seen it. american muslims have the right to practice their religion in accordance with the constitution of the united states. i see the article as more compliant with the principles of islam than what is what available in many of the current muslim countries. susan candiotti is lye for us. this is a h
of my teeth. thank you, corde. thanks for joining us. have a great weekend. >>> this hour on cnn, the harsh reality of war. driven home by the ambush of ten medical mission workers in afghanistan this week. six americans are among those killed by the taliban. but what about our men and women on the front lines, many badly injured, some on the brirvg of death. how do they get to the insurgent's territory to battlefield hospitals all the way home right here to the united states. it is a mission fraught with danger, emotion and enormous pain. and cnn is the only network to take the entire trip with america's injured heroes. tonight, a true reality show like none other. a special report, the journey home. i'm don lemon. we start with another atrocity by the taliban. it is causing outrage and anger around the world. ten members of a medical team, six of them americans were robbed and murdered on the side of a road in northeast afghanistan. militants claim the victims were carrying bibles, but the group that sent them, they deny this claim. a spokesperson with the pentagon and correspo
of and that was the afghanistan bridges organization, spoke with cnn about her work. >> it's a tragedy that it happened. she was a lovely person, a human being, a very kind person and was a good colleague to work with. a dedicated person to the cause she believed in. she was in afghanistan to help and to do something. >> reporter: dr. woo had a blog. she admitted she knew that it was dangerous to go to the area, but she wrote that she believed that providing medical care and assistance to the people is a fundamental importance, as she put it, and the effort is worth it, she said, in order to assist those who need it most. don? >> jill, thank you very much. >>> in iraq, the withdrawal of american troops is going according to plan despite concerns about violence. the u.s. military handed over control of all combat duties to iraqi security forces today. the ceremony included demonstrations by soldiers of vehicle checks and security measures. even after the combat mission completely ends at the end of the month, six u.s. brigade wills stay in the country to train and support iraqi forces. so is iraq ready? the
interesting speakers was dr. martin luther king's niece who came here to speak. she that also spoken on cnn defending this rally and she spoke today saying that she supports what glenn beck is doing saying that the civil rights movement is for everyone. that is notable, of course, as you said at the top, that glenn beck sparked quite a bit of controversy leading up to today's event by making that statement not only with the timing and location of event, but also making that statement that this is a moment it reclaim the civil rights movement where bringing civil rights leaders and groups jumping on that to criticize him. >> all right, kate bolduan in washington, thank you very much. not to be upstaged by glenn beck, al sharpton led his reclaim the dream march to the site of the proposed memorial to martin luther king. he reminded his followers what have has been accomplished since dr. king made his historic speech back in 1963. >> when dr. king came here 47 years ago, we came on the back of buses. but today, we flew in first class. what became of his dream? we couldn't sleep in a hotel. we
who captured the tragic event on video tells cnn he had his own close call just moments earlier. >> about two minutes before i started filming there was a close call with myself and some friends that were on the left side where i was filming. and i actually was a lot closer than, you know, what it shows on the video. i got pushed back. it was -- i got shaken up. i turned to my friend, man, that was close. and that's when i decided to film what was going on and that's the only video i have of the whole race was just that -- the crash. and it's very unfortunate what happened. i mean, way too close for comfort. >> the driver of the truck that crashed posted this message on facebook. it said so incredibly lost and devastated. my thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends involved. thank you to all my friends for sticking with me even through these tragic times. i love you all. >>> coming up, breaking down the heated debate on whether to build a mosque just blocks away from ground zero. it seems everyone has something to say about it. opposition, support, even indiff
a billion eggs recalled because of a salmonella scare. >>> hello there, everybody, from the cnn center in atlanta, this is your "cnn saturday morning." i'm t.j. holmes. also coming your way, over the next 90 minutes, crime lab scandal could lead to a lot of new trials including one for the man accused of killing basketball great michael jordan's father. also the question used to be whether pitcher roger clemens would go to the hall of fame. now the question is will he go to jail. he's facing perjury charges over his steroid denial to congress. also, dr. law a's apology for using the "n" word not good enough for the woman who called in asking for help. my interview with that caller is coming your way as well in the next 90 minutes. >>> but first, we watch the convoys leaving iraq. it was the last u.s. combat brigade rolling out. combat mission racking up at the end of the month. but again, we are seeing what is, you could call, some people are calling symbolic, others historic moment in iraq's long war. ben wedeman was there for this latest ceremony. h is in northern kuwait. it happened
that are keeping me going. >> reporter: mark mckay, cnn, atlanta. >> reporter: a true inspiration indeed, no doubt about t now, t.j., a quick word about what's actually going on on the course. i can tell you matt kuchar of florida is still leading the way, he's at 8 under par, yet to start his final round. tiger woods, though, not going away. he's 2 under par, and he is six shots back as he nears the end of his delayed round two, t.j. back to you. >> some severe delays there, because of fog. patrick snell, we appreciate you. all eyes still on tiger to see if he can possibly win the last major of the year. enjoy the rest of your time out there. we'll talk to you again, soon. >>> top of the hour here now. coming up on the next hour of cnn saturday morning. >>> first up, we talked about the planned mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks and the president has now jumped into the conversation. he is now getting some praise and some harsh criticism after he has come out and says in fact he does support the building of an islamic center and mosque near ground zero. his support announced at a white hous
cnn throughout the day. >> that is going to do it for us this morning. thanks so much for being with us. hope to see you back here bright and early tomorrow morning. meantime, the news continues, cnn newsroom with don lemon starts right now. >> concern and morning. thank you very much. good morning, everybody, i'm don lemon. >>> i want to look at three stories that we will have for you. that gives you an idea of what life and death are like in juarez, capital, the murder capital right next door. drug cartel killers get more sophisticated and threat ant least one american lawmen. >>> robbers got a gun, the clerks got her faith. we are talking to her about this life-altering experience. >>> and know if is a man's role model is tony soprano, bad things can happen and explain why this man is accused of killing up to ten people. you're in the cnn newsroom. >>> boy it is august and it is a meltdown. much of the nation baking in triple-digit temperatures. we have seen record-setting heat already this week. and more of the same right on the way. break out the sunscreen, pump up the air
>>> and good morning, everyone. live from studio 7 at cnn world headquarters. cnn begins a week-long focus on fixing our schools. >>> a whistle-blower exposes graud at head start programming. >> reporter: the whistle blower was complaining that head start workers were letting people into the program who made too much money to be eligible. >> we asked students to spell out the essentials of a good school. >> without good teachers and education, what is a school? >>> and a mound of trouble for retired major leaguer roger clemens. he'll be arraigned this afternoon. >>> i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> u.s. combat operations in iraq officially end after midnight tomorrow, and the plan is for the remaining troops to leave by the end of next year. as u.s. forces pull back, iran is trying to influence iraq. chris lawrence has more. >> reporter: now the clock is really ticking on american troops in iraq. 18 months to beef up iraq's border patrol before all u.s. forces plan to leave. then what how big of an influence does iran
're in the cnn newsroom. i'm jim costas sitting in. >>> we now know the six americans killed in afghanistan. they were all bringing medical help to remote parts of the country. thomas graham said he left his practice in durango, colorado to work full-time in afghanistan. tom little, seen here with his wife, is the second american identified with the dead. let's go straight to jill daugherty in kabul for the latest developments on this story. jill, this is such a tragic story. >> reporter: it is, really, and there was a sad task today because they had to transfer the bodies from that repotamote par northeast afghanistan back here to kabul. they did it by helicopter, and now teams from the u.s. consular staff, the fbi, the u.k. there was one british person who died -- germans and also afghans are now identifying, going through the process of formally identifying the people who were killed. ten total, six americans. and, in fact, this afternoon, the u.s. embassy officially confirmed that there were six american citizens among the people who were killed. and as i said, one british citizen, one
with danger for me, obviously. have a good day. i'm cutting checks every dog gone month. >>> live from cnn headquarters, the big stories for the 25th of august, iraq, spasms of violence as there is a countrywide bombing spree. >>> how millions of dollars in the grim days after hurricane katrina, five years later, trust pays dif dented. >> we just made human judgments, and those people that needed help, we gave help. >> what kind of help? >> cash. >>> and afghanistan's barren landscape, hidden underneath, enough treasure to make the country very rich one day. >> cobalt, lithium and rare metals. >> those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> we begin this hour in iraq with u.s. troop levels down, violence shot up in breath-taking fashion today. a wave of apparently coordinated attacks all over iraq killed at least 48 people today. michael holmes live from baghdad. michael, many of these attacks targeted police officers and iraqi soldiers, correct? >> reporter: that's absolutely right, tony. shis a critical time for iraqi security forces because they're tryi
>>> go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. good to have you with us today and see you again tomorrow. >> the news continues. "cnn newsroom" with kir starkuk starts rig kyra phillips begins now. >>> row departme >>> rodents and mice and manure eight feet high. investigators are investigating egg farms and explains why we had a salmonella outbreak. >>> booze, smokes, viagra. we have seen a lot of products advertised on tv we never thought we would seen beamed into our living rooms. add one more, marijuana. i'm krya phillips. you are live in the cnn newsroom. labor day weekend looming. this story may rattle the nerves air travellers and people in charge of keeping them safe. two men were taken into custody after stepping off of chicago to amsterdam flight. they are being questioned about suspicious items inside their luggage. they include a cell phone taped to a bottle, three cell phones tapeding to, several watches taped together, a box cutter and three large knives. does homeland security think that this was a dry run for something bigger? >> reporter: that's the fear. they are keepin
>>> next on "cnn sunday morning," life after katrina. it was five years ago today that that storm forever rocked the lives of people living in new orleans and mississippi. dozens of communities are planning today to mark the significant anniversary, and who will be there? the president, president obama will be traveling to new orleans to speak specifically at xavier university. >>> also in rome, pope benedict will be praying for those 33 trapped chilean miner this is morning. here are live pictures from that weekly mass. we will listen in, hear part of that message and get you a live report from chile, speaking of those crews, are going with this plan b to get the guys out, they were thinking it may take three or four months, possibly earlier. there is a plan b. karl p good morning, this is "cnn sunday morning," it is 6:00 a.m. here in atlanta, 5:00 a.m. in chicago, 3:00 a.m. in vegas, good morning, good morning. i'm brooke baldwin in for t.j. holmes this weekend. thanks for starting your sunday right here on cnn. >>> also coming up in the course of the next 90 minutes, swimming a
and a second wave of flood water is on the way. >>> from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. also for you this morning a controversial contraceptive has been a proved by the fda. it's said to prevent pregnancies up to five days after unprotected sex. both sides of the abortion issue weighing in on this. >>> also, it turns out there is, in fact, video of that jetblue flight attendant making his great escape after cursing and grabbing some beer. we'll do a play-by-play of that video for you this morning. >>> also, the son of a former vice president is standing by his claim that president obama is the worst president ever. we'll hear him explain himself this hour. >>> also, why would you need to go to class to learn how to use coupons? our financial analyst clyde anderson is here 7:25 eastern time to explain why clipping coupons out of the sunday paper is becoming obsolete. >>> first, the big story this morning. president obama, he has now thrown his support behind the proposal to build a mosque two blocks from new york's ground zero. speakin
lined up along this 50-mile course. can see how close they are in this video sent to cnn. you can see the white truck right there going past the camera. that is the one that ended up in the crowd. >> it's a sad day for off road racing. i've been doing it since the early '80s and this is probably the worst accident that i've actually heard in off-road racing. it's typically a safe atmosphere. it is open desert, and racing is unbelievably tight and stuff, but northerly you don't hear about people getting hurt, let alone fatalities. >> the driver was not hurt in this wreck, but he did have to flee the scene when angry spectators started throwing rocks at him and joining me from los angeles about how this could happen is larry webster. let's start off with this. how could this happen? the first question you want to ask is why were the people so close to the course here? >> well, it's really a tragedy. it's awful. i was just looking at the racing organization's website and they caution spectator os to stay at least 100 feet from the racing surface. of course, they're there for a thrill and
sit in for you. >>> this hour on cnn, all you need to know for your week ahead, including a cnn exclusive. the head of the food and drug administration tells me how it could expand. being muslim in america goes far beyond a controversial mosque or muslim community center. one tells me why he's opening a muslim college. >>> and one of the most promising pitchers to come along in years. burned by the little league, honored by the baseball hall of fame, and she has one heck of a knuckle ball. you'll meet her. good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. they're the staple of the american diet, but tonight they're an object of suspicion. half a million eggs are being taken off store shelves because of concerns of salmonella. some who battled the salmonella said it made their lives miserable. >> everybody had diarrhea. last the first thing. then headaches. then throwing up. then it was body aches. couldn't even move. >> when i did find out, i was angry. very angry. a virus is one thing, but when it can be prevented. it's a different story. when you watch your children go through that it's
in new orleans. cnn white house correspondent, dan lothian, is traveling with the president. dan, the president vowed the administration, the work is simply not done. >> that's right. and you know, another theme that we also heard from the president, in addition to that is, last time he was here, then-senator obama, he talked about the faye failures and the neglect of the federal government. well this time again, he also criticized the bush administration for shameful breakdown in government that left a lot of people not only in this city, but across the region alone. the president making the resolve that his administration would not do that. they would make sure that all the resources are brought do this region. the president also did point out that some serious challenges remain. >> i don't have to tell you that there's still too many vacant and overgrown lots. there's still too many students attending classes in trailers. there's still too many people unable to find work. and there's still too many new orleans folks who haven't been able to come home. so while an incredible am
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a little bit later on on cnn. this was like the most -- it was trending on cnn.com, on twitter, number one story. chelsea clinton's wedding. speaking of chelsea clinton, here's a new bride. it got us to thinking about what happened to other former first children. in just a few minutes, presidential historian doug weed will fill us in and reveal the surprising trait many presidential children have in common. >>> also, they work six days a week in the blazing sun doing jobs americans apparently don't want to do. >> how many americans have you hired over the 15 or 16 years? >> none. not one. >> has one ever expressed interest? >> nope. not to come and work in the field, no. >> that is revealing, isn't it. mexican immigrants, working for a living, paying taxes, but still illegal. >>> more than two dozen dead, thousands homeless from raging wildfires in a part of the world you may not think about having these dangerous conditions. >>> and don't just sit there, we really mean this, we want you to be part of this show, part of the conversation here tonight. i'm going to go and get on social media
'm rosemary church at cnn center. we begin with a developing story out of the philippines where a man has taken a bus full of people hostage. we want to turn to a reporter who is there on the scene, we understand. arlene sampson, if you could just bring us up to deet with what has happened. we understand six people have been released so far. have there been any other developments on those releases? >> well, at the moment, there are six people have been released. four of them have been taken to a nearby hospital just for a regular checkup, what happened to them. >> now, if you could bring us up to date, what is the situation for the people on the bus? how many people? because we seemed unsure earlier. were there 25 people in the initial stages? >> yes. there were 25 people inside. at the moment there are 19 because 6 have been released. these people, they said, they're very calm, the police said in a press conference. they're very calm because they don't know what's happening. they don't even know the language. so they're calm and waiting for instructions. >> now, what's happening on the g
"your money" every week. and you can log on 24/7 to cnn money.com. >>> americans executed in afghanistan. held today in church services as hometown heroes. we learn more about their remarkable lives and shocking deaths. >>> changing the constitution to crack down on illegal immigrants and their children. we'll take a hard look at the controversial idea. and hear some top republicans who are backing it. >>> and fidel castro back in the spotlight after years of laying low. we'll tell you what he said during an extremely rare speech. >>> we are learning a little more each hour about the american medical workers kill in afghanistan, and all ten people were ambushed or killed execution style in a remote region of the country. six were americans, we now know one was a dentist from colorado. another was an optometrist from new york. alan chernoff has more on the story of tom little, a very sad story. allen? >> just unbelievely tragic, jim. the fellow from upstate new york originally lived in afghanistan for 33 years with his wife. they together raised their three children there.
in to "your money" today at 1:00 p.m. >> time for a check of your top stories. cnn saturday continues right now. >>> hey, there i everybody. this is cnn saturday morning. i'm t.j. holms. >> good morning, everybody. i'm kate bolduan. we have been following breaking news, developing news out of afghanistan this morning. we should get right to it too. six american medical aid workers have been killed execution style. they were among a group of ten medical personnel over there. >> bodies were discovered on thursday. this has been a fast developing story. jill dougherty has been live following these breaking details. by all means, jill, update our viewers. >> reporter: let's set the scene. this was a group, as we understand it, from the organization they were working for. it is called the international assistance mission. that's the humanitarian organization. it provides health care, other services in the primarily in the health care field to afghans. there was a group that was traveling in a very remote part of afghanistan as they were, we believe, going down the road. they were stopped by the
states. for links to the numbers and codes you need to look out for log onto cnn.com/health. all the information you need to know is there. coming up in eight minutes on cnn i will talk to a doctor about how to protect yourself and your family. in the meantime, president barack obama and his family are off to the coast in massachusetts, vacationing in martha's vineyard. it's a beautiful place with fun things to do, but as mr. obama is finding out, vacationing as president rarely means enjoying time off. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. >> reporter: it may have looked like a vacation -- swimming, golf, and ice cream. but by the dictionary definition, freedom from work, president obama has never been on holiday. >> not only does he have briefings but it has to be in his mind that something could erupt at any moment. >> reporter: and it does. president obama's hawaii christmas getaway was interrupted by the so-called underwear bomber. >> we are learning more as the night goes on about what the white house is calling an attempted act of terrorism. >> the american p
i'm covering a snazzy napper or it's covering me. hello. jeanne moos, cnn. grab yourself a jazzy napper >> you can't rap about everything. >> good luck following that. >> and at that moment, voila, the gift for mr. holmes for his birthday. happy birthday weekend. >> thank you. >> live from cnn headquarters, the big stories -- the dmv and other california state offices closed for business. it is furlough friday. a budget standoff forces thousands to take an unpaid day off. >>> 11 weeks after israel attacked an aid boat, israel and palestine appear headed for new peace talks. >>> our cnn hero of the week, he is building bridges in kenya in more ways than one. >> i feel good when i see people walking over my bridges. i feel good because people's lives are being transformed. they are being saved. communities are being transformed. >>> i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> so let's do this. let's begin with the latest on jobs. the recovery can't come fast enough for the 14.5 million americans who don't have one but instead of fi
on cnn, where he's also their chief national correspondent and host of a new weeknight politics show. steve grove has spent most of his career in the new media world. he is director of ws a politicalrogrming at youtube, the phenomenally popular video-sharing web site owned by google. welcome to you both. different perspectives, same general place, certainly the same conversation. let me start by asking you both this. we have spent a lot of time talking about the possible demise of print journalism. 5 years from now, are we gonna be talking about the possible demise of television journalism because of guys like this from youtube? >> i would say absolutely and emphatically not in my view. do we have some learning to do, do we have some changing to do because of technology, because of the competition and choice in the marketplace? absolutely, but is there a thirst for information that tv news can help satisfy? i believe so without a doubt. >> steve, what about people going off and wanting to do it on their own? they don't need john king on cnn. they can find him on youtube or anywhere t
with a message for the city about the past and the future. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian has more. >> on the fifth anniversary of hurricane katrina president obama had one main message for the people of new orleans and the gulf coast region. that the federal government will not abandon them. now this is not the first time president obama has been here to xavier university. in fact, he came here as then senator obama in 2006 to give the commencement address. talking to the graduating students about the neglect and failures of government. well, president obama again was critical of the bush administration saying that there was a shameful breakdown in the government that left a lot of people alone. president obama promising that his administration will not do that. but he also pointed out that there are some major, major hurdles ahead. >> i don't have to tell you that there's still too many vacant and overgrown lots. there are still too many students attending classes in trailers. there are still too many people unable to find work. and there's still too many new orleans folks who ha
the people and what our values are all about. >> that was ed henry, cnn's senior white house correspondent who had that exclusive interview with president obama. let's bring ed back in right now to talk about that. really interesting, ed, he was talking about not just the gulf coast, but also this mosque controversy that he has now elevated to this whole new level by weighing in on it. so, talk to us about that. >> big time. yeah, you're right. by the president weighing in last night at the white house at this celebration for muslim americans, it could end up overshadowing this trip a little bit. the goal here, obviously too, come here to panama city and say it's open for business and that the water is safe to go swimming in and the seafood is good enough to eat, et cetera. but white house officials say the president basically weighed in last night in part because it felt like he could hardly avoid such a big controversy at a celebration last night. his staff, robert gibbs and others said we're not going to weigh in on a local issue but now they say michael bloomberg has weig
to our blog, cnn.com/amfix. >> thanks for having me. take it away, t.j. >> good morning, guys. good to see you this morning. enjoy your weekend and talk to you soon. hello, everybody. i'm t.j. holmes filling in for krya phillips. we have been talking about american troops going off to war. we are getting more and more stories mao about them coming home. especially from iraq. that's great news. check that out. great news for the soldiers and families. this is what joy and relief looks like. we will be telling power about this throughout the morning. we are talking about a different look at the drug war. look at that guy. does that look like a drug kingpin to you? allegedly a big player in a big case. again, he does not necessarily fit that dealer stereotype. also, bed bugs, they are not just confined to beds anymore. they are showing up in stores and in movie theaters even. we will tell you where these nasty little things are posing an invasion right now. let's start with the three-week run from the law that's now ended with an arizona prison escapee and alleged accomplice now in cus
and five minutes from now. at least, that's the scheduled time. cnn dan lothian has been traveling with the president for over ten days now. give me an idea of what the president is expected to say, and if he will feel that emotion that jeanne spoke of, professionally and personally, if that is palpable, if the president will get a sense of what people really do feel there in new orleans, five years later? >> reporter: i don't think you can come to new orleans and not get that sense. i spent a lot of time here after katrina, and any time you come back, you do feel that. whether you talk to anybody directly or not, you do feel that. no doubt the president will sense that as well. but some of the themes the president will be focused on today, first of all, remembering all those who did lose their lives during hurricane katrina and also talking about the devastation that not only new orleans was hit with but also all across the gulf region. also you'll hear the president talk about the recovery process, the progress that has been made, how the people of the gulf region are resilient,
that, it's horrible. it's horrible. >> and cnn's sandra endo has more on the massive egg recall and the giant companies involved. >> reporter: the massive nationwide egg recall is growing. this weekend, another iowa-based egg farm is under investigation for possible salmonella contamination. the $6 billion industry is being hit with the recall of half a billion eggs, although that's less than 2% of the total 80 billion eggs produced in the nation each year, the recall has spread to 17 states since may, according to the center for disease control. some states are reporting triple the average rate of salmonella poisoning. the iowa-based company at the center of the investigation is one of the nation's top ten egg producers, wright county egg. it's privately owned but has a long list of legal problems, spanning more than two decades, ranging from a sexually whose still work environment to animal cruelty. the company paid out millions to settle cases involving unpaid overtime to thousands of workers and for hiring more than 100 undocumented workers on the company's iowa farms. this
the 18 months he was running for the job, the stress was starting to show. suzanne malvo, cnn, chicago. >>> this hour on cnn, the harsh reality of war, driven home by the ambush of ten medical mission workers in afghanistan this week. six americans among those killed by the taliban. what about the men and women on the front lines, many badly injured and some on the brink of death. how do they get from insurgent clutches to makeshift hospitals all the way home to the united states? i had's a mission fraught with danger, emotion and enormous pain and cnn is the only network to take the entire trip wrp america's injured heroes. tonight, a true reality show like none other. a special report, "the journey home." >>> we start tonight with a mission of mercy ending in bloodshed. ten members of a medical team were executesed by taliban militants on a roadside in afghanistan. six of the victims were americans. friends and family say they knew the risks but were devoted to helping the afghanistan people. our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr joins us from washington. >> these ten people, thi
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